Two-Face. 2012. Watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.
Here are a couple of head shots done in preparation for Thought Bubble in Leeds. I was heavily influenced by Batman: The Animated Series growing up and am still in love with the designs from the show. I bought the art book when I was in high school, but lost it somewhere in the course of college. Sigh. The portrait of Two-Face above is just a Bruce Timm rip-off, but done with great respect (I saw him talking to William Stout at San Diego this summer, but I failed to introduce myself to either living legend).
Batman, himself, is much tougher for me. More than any other superhero, he shape-shifts from artist to artist, and there are just too many versions out there that I love. I haven't found "my" take on him yet, but maybe someday I'll figure it out. By the way, since people seem to like having the hour tally, Batman took 2 hours (what I usually shoot for with head shot commissions) and Two-Face took 3. Have a great weekend!
|Batman. 2012. Watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.|